Anti-monopoly groups are celebrating news that the Justice Department and state attorneys general are investigating online behemoth Google for possible antitrust cases.
Android has a notoriously patchy update cycle, so Google is using another method to push a new coronavirus tracing feature to phones without user interaction.
As part of the nearly unprecedented societal response to COVID-19, such contact tracing apps raise difficult questions about privacy, efficacy, and responsible engineering of technology to advance public health. Above all, we should not trust any application—no matter how well-designed—to solve this crisis or answer all of these questions.
Google buying another tech company isn’t new. But Google’s proposed acquisition of Fitbit poses an extraordinary threat to competition and user privacy.
Press TV says the move is “part of an anti-Iran purge as the West sets its sights on regime change in Iran.”
Facebook isn’t the only Silicon Valley firm with partisan oversight of what we see: the bipartisan billionaire class and their security state have partnered with tech firms since the dawn of the internet to control the parameters of users’ thinking.
A former Google engineer has spoken on the record to say the web giant does blacklist certain news sites and has an ‘editorial agenda’. Whistleblower Zachary Vorhies decided to go public after claiming the tech giant called police in San Francisco to perform a ‘wellness check’ on him when he originally leaked files on their activity.
YouTube will invest $25 million in funding “quality journalism” on its platform. The initiative aims to provide context and to promote ‘reputable’ sources, but it’s unclear as to what that entails.
A leaked internal video from Google portrays the company’s vision of “total data collection.”
Google’s TensorFlow AI systems are being used by the US Department of Defense’s Project Maven, which was established in July last year to use machine learning and artificial intelligence to identify and analyze objects in the vast amount of footage captured by US drones.
Comcast and Verizon are demanding telecom regulators to ensure that the FCC’s rollback on net neutrality will overrule any state and local regulatory attempts to preserve internet freedom.
Google’s Gmail service will no longer scan the contents of user emails, relying instead on other data for personalized ads
In light of the recent mounting criticism over how fake news sites may have influenced the presidential election’s outcome, Google has agreed to fund a project to develop automated fact-finding tools.